Everything seems to be frozen solid. It was below zero again last night. This picture was taken this morning behind Starbucks in downtown Estes. I hope the new year brings some warmer weather.
It was below zero again this morning. It has been around or below zero at night for the last week or so. The forecast calls for more of this frigid weather for the coming week. We have about 5 inches of snow on the ground. Even though it hasn't snowed lately, the snow is unable to melt in these frigid conditions. You know it has been cold when...I stepped out of the car yesterday, when it was sunny, but only 20 degrees, and it felt like I didn't need a coat.
Well...seeing the flash, the Bobcat ran right to the window and looked in! Of course Karen took another picture. What would you do? Note: There aren't any recorded attacks on humans by Bobcats in Estes...but would you take the risk? She continued to look at Karen for several minutes before noticing an approaching car and then moved on. How would you like to wake up in the morning and see her looking in the window at you? Living in Estes means living with the animals that surround the property. These wild animals are beautiful but I don't think I'd have an outdoor dog or cat! I'm not sure they would survive a night in Estes! Yikes!
Karen was cleaning the Master bedroom today and noticed this cute Bobcat behind the Overlook. Bobcats are named after their "bobbed" tail. You can barely tell in this picture, but their tail is very short with rings. In addition, the back of their ears are distinctively white and black. They are several times larger than your average house cat. They enjoy eating the local squirrels and rabbits. In this picture you can tell the Bobcat is look directly at Karen who is just inside the bedroom window. Of course she got out her phone and took a picture.
The camera flashed.......
Another award for Estes Park. We are one of the most favorable snowy places in the USA. See the following like for details.
Did you know that the Smithsonian ranked Estes Park as the Best Small Town in the USA in 2015?
See the following link for details.
Did you know that Estes Park was ranked as the second best mountain town in the entire USA? Check out this article from 2014.